Strawflower Seeds - Silvery Rose
- Seed Count: 10 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 70-80 days from planting
- Flower Color: Silvery pink-rose
- Growth Habit: Upright and branching
- Plant Height: 30-40 inches
- Light Requirement: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Well-drained
- Special Feature: Durable, papery blooms ideal for dried arrangements
History: The Silvery Rose Strawflower, part of the Helichrysum family, has a history rooted in Australia where it grows naturally. Known for its unique, everlasting blooms, the strawflower has been a staple in both gardens and floral crafts for decades. The Silvery Rose variety adds a delicate, pastel hue to the already vibrant strawflower spectrum, making it a favorite for gardeners and florists alike.
Uses: This particular strawflower is celebrated for its ornamental and crafting potential. The silvery pink-rose blooms add a touch of elegance to garden landscapes and are especially popular in cut flower arrangements. Moreover, the flowers retain their color and shape when dried, making them a top choice for everlasting bouquets, wreaths, and other dried floral creations.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Silvery Rose Strawflowers thrive in full sun and prefer well-drained soil. Sow seeds after the last frost, barely covering them with soil. Space plants about 12-18 inches apart. They have a robust, upright growth habit, reaching heights of 30-40 inches. These flowers are relatively drought-resistant once established and require minimal maintenance. Regular deadheading can encourage more blooms. As the blooms dry on the plant, they can be harvested for long-lasting floral arrangements, allowing the strawflower to live up to its name of being an "everlasting" flower.